Freemason march raises £7295 for Combat Stress – Veterans Mental Health Charity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Warrant Officer Wayne Dixon a member of Caerlleon Lodge 4394 and nine others marched 100 miles dressed in World War One Army Clothing and Boots carrying webbing and a rifle through France between the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme to Passchedaele in four days to raise money for the charity “Combat Stress” in July 2017. … Read more

Fraternity in the trenches

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Battle of the Somme produced more than one million casualties. Director of the Library and Museum of Freemasonry Diane Clements marks the masons who fought for freedom

The centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916 will be marked this summer. On that single day there were almost 60,000 British casualties, most of them before noon, of whom nearly 20,000 died.